Basin Electric to expand power plant
Basin Electric Power Cooperative has announced plans to add on to the first phase of its Lonesome Creek Station, a natural-gas fired power plant under construction near Watford City, N.D. The current unit under construction would produce up to 45 megawatts (MW) of power, and the additional phase, if approved by the Public Service Commission, would add two more natural gas-fired turbines with capacity of 90 MW. All turbines would be located at the same site 13 miles west of Watford City. The first phase is expected to be operational by the summer of 2013, and the second phase by January 2015. Read more in the Bismarck Tribune.